[ExI] The NSA's new data center

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 13:08:29 UTC 2012

On 2 April 2012 00:55, Kelly Anderson <kellycoinguy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, it is an arms race. But, like the war on drugs, is it a fight
> worth fighting? Yes, drugs are bad. Yes, loss of privacy is bad. But
> is fighting against it worth the cost? Will it still be perceived as
> worth the cost by the next generation? Those are the interesting
> questions.

Do not take me wrong. I am more than happy with any *practical* measures
aimed at protecting one's secrets, and/or any non-secret data or
communication to avoid red-flagging secret ones, even though I suspect that
technology is going shift the balance away from the period of relative
privacy we enjoyed in the last couple of centuries (much less so since
WWII, for that matter).

What is OTOH detrimental to civil liberties and political change is giving
to governments more powers, more money, more enforcement tools, more rights
of inspection, more opportunities for blackmail, to... prevent privacy

Stefano Vaj
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